"This is Ronseal Quick Drying Woodstain. You can't miss it, it comes in a tin with Ronseal Quick Drying Woodstain on it. It protects and is rainproof in thirty minutes, which means that in thirty minutes your wood's rainproof and protected. So if you've got wood to stain and you want it to dry quickly, use Ronseal Quick Drying Woodstain. It does exactly what it says on the tin."
— Ronseal Quick Drying Woodstain, the Trope Namer
"The point I'm trying to make is that 'Skate 2' is a game for skaters. The purity of the experience is right there in the title: 'Skate', because that's all it is. Also, 2, because there was another one."
— Ben "Yahtzee" Croshaw, Zero Punctuation
"Why it's, dare I say it, A Swarm, maybe even THE Swarm! That's a season 3 thing: Really Direct Titles. 'The Chute' is about a chute, 'Flashback' is about a flashback, 'Sacred Ground' is about some sacred ground, and 'Warlord' is about a warlord."
"The file's called 'catonfire_fallingfromanairplane.exe'. I'm not gonna tell you what it is, but trust me: You got to check it out!"
Gabe: What are you reading?
Tycho: The Time Machine.
Gabe: Oh? What's it about?
Tycho: The Time Machine? What's The Time Machine about?
"Garbage Island. You haven't heard of Garbage Island? It's an island. ...Made of garbage!"
— Marshall, How I Met Your Mother, "Garbage Island"
"All I know is the steak tastes better when I take my steak-tastes-better pill."
— Jonathan Coulton, I Feel Fantastic
"What," said Trillian in a small quiet voice, "does 'sundive' mean?"
"It means," said Marvin, "that the ship is going to dive into the sun. Sun. Dive. It's very simple to understand."
"What a load of rubbish. I've got a tin at home that says "Open other end". It never is."
— Humphrey Lyttelton, I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue
Internet Man: Bart, I'm not a woman, and I can't have babies. But I can give life to animated internet cartoons. Let me show you one of our hottest shows: Bin Laden in a Blender.
Bin Laden (in a blender): AAAAHHH!
Lisa: Well, it delivers what it promises.
Percy: Here's one, my lord; the Jumping Jews of Jerusalem.
Blackadder: What do they do?
Percy: They jump, my lord. They travel from town to town and they jump... a lot.
"Evil Overlords? Then you must be - a villain!"
"It's kinda implied in the name, isn't it?"
"It seems like I've gotten to the point on this show where, really, I don't even think I need to watch the damn movie; I can just listen to the title and pretty much guess 100% what's going to be in it. What's this I have today? Curse of the Cannibal Confederates? Oh yeah, I'm sure there's a huge chance this is gonna be a Venice-set murder mystery!"
Avi: Why do they call (Boris) the "bullet dodger"?
Tony: ...Because he dodges bullets, Avi.
"Get this: The full name of [this game] is 'Hannah Montana Pop Tour Guitar Video Game', which is one of my favourite titles ever for a video game, up there with 'Doom Space Marine First-Person Shooter Video Game', 'Nonsense Fantasy Role-Playing Video Game', and of course, 'Piece of Shit'."
"That's right. This is just a nest of watchers, just as the name implies."
— Lyar Von Ertiana referring to the Watcher's Nest, Divergence Eve.
"I don't know what I could explain about the Rock and Roll Space Bandits that isn't already made clear by their name."
"So Mafia II is a game about the mafia. They were going to call it 'The Quest for the Sausage Fountain', but you know how people are and need everything spelled out."
— Ben "Yahtzee" Croshaw, Zero Punctuation
"I hate it when the title of a book gives away the whole plot. Take Hemingway's Old Man and the Sea. Geez, talk about leaving nothing to the imagination."
"What's a defabricator?" *ZAP* "Okay...defabricator - does exactly what it says on the tin."
— Captain Jack Harkness, Doctor Who
'"At this point, you're probably wondering what Trash Humpers is about. Well... you know how 'Cats'... was about cats?"
— Oancitizen, Brows Held High
"Football. Not this Madden shit, just plain ass, normal, everyday, no question about it, no NFL, no year, not named after a player, not named after a coach, not named after the referee's pet goldfish, no quarterback, dimeback, nickelback. Simple, ordinary, unembelished, unmistakeable, crystal clear, as frank as Frankestein, as blunt as an atom bomb. One cop-out word, it's motherfucking, goddamn, sons-of-bitching, fuck-fuck fucking, FOOTBALL!!"